Kwara State Government is to conduct staff verification for the state civil servants, basic level teachers, local government workers and pensioners to weed out ghost workers.
The State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed disclosed this at a stakeholders’ meeting with leaders and supporters of the All Progressives Congress held in Ilorin, the state capital.
The Governor, who blamed some workers for allegedly receiving multiple salaries for the current inability of Local Government Councils and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to pay workers’ salaries regularly, said the government was already collaborating with banks to use the Biometric Verification Number (BVN) to detect those collecting multiple salaries.
The Governor announced that the new Internally Generated Revenue drive was yielding positive results, assuring workers that all outstanding salaries would be cleared before the end of next month.
On the proposed N20 billion naira bond, Governor Ahmed said the process had reached advanced stage with the Security and Exchange Commission, Debt Management Office and the Federal Ministry of Finance in order to access the bond for capital projects.
Governor Ahmed promised that his government would continue to meet its obligations despite the prevailing economic situation in the country.
In his remarks, the State Chairman of APC, Alhaji Ishola Balogun-Fulani commended the State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed for his commitment in improving the living standard of the people despite the current national financial challenge.
Alhaji Balogun-Fulani appealed to APC supporters to continue to support the present administration and protect public installations across the state against vandalisation.